Gavin has worked with Global Switch since 2015 when he joined as Group Procurement Manager, moving to his current role of Group Director, Procurement in 2018.
Gavin has built up a broad range of expertise in tendering, procurement, contract negotiation and supply chain management and has worked on projects in the UK, Paris and Dubai. Prior to joining Global Switch Gavin was Procurement and Supply Chain Management specialist for BP Exploration where, as a member of the Global Subsea Group, he was responsible for subsea production system procurement and aftermarket support services. Before this Gavin was based in the Middle East as a Senior Contracts Specialist for Petro China where he standardised project contract processes and procedures to align with best international practices. Gavin started his career at Kellogg Brown and Root (now KBR) a US company and one of the world's premiere engineering, procurement, construction and services companies.
Gavin graduated from the University of Glasgow with a degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering and is a dual British and French national.
Gavin is responsible for the procurement objectives and activities across all of Global Switch’s European and Asia-Pacific data centres, including standard contract negotiation with strategic partners, direct procurement of main equipment for new projects, service contracts for site maintenance activities, life cycle replacement and development of processes and procedures.